Maple Bay Oceanfront Home
Oceanfront with 11+ acres, and approx. 900 +/- feet of lowbank waterfront, a private point, 2 bays, one with beach, other offering protected year-round dock and moorage (keep your boat or your floatplane here!). Lovely & serene ocean viewscapes across Maple Bay and round into Birds Eye Cove! Sunny, east/south/southwest/west exposures!
The property is a mix of forest, & open meadow areas. Property enjoys road access. The guest cottage is sited above its own bay, with a sandy beach, and it, too, is an “arts & crafts” style restoration! The large workshop/storage is another plus! Lots of room here, if desired, to build another home – – or, “inherit” this lovely lifestyle from the current owners, and just move in & enjoy!
Main home/cottage, with decking over the quiet bay — an “arts & crafts” restored gem! Offering the charms of solar power. Main home offers three bed / two bath, open plan living / dining, galley style kitchen, bay window, wood floors, extensive oceanside decking to expand those summer living pleasures!
Located just seconds from the Maple Bay Yacht Club or the Birds Eye Cove marina. The sea is just a highway, and this beautiful oceanfront acreage is in the best boating/fishing/diving waters of the Southern Gulf Islands / Southern Vancouver Island.
It’s one of the best! Call Li, for further information / appointments to view.
Details on the off-grid power system (for house and workshop):
Solar Panels: (940 watt capacity) [this information from previous owners]
8 – 75 watt Siemens panels
4 – 85 watt BP Solar panels
Batteries: 12 US Battery deep cycle 6 volt – 232 AH – total capacity 696 amp hours at 24 volt (new in Nov 2010)
Diesel Generator: Northern Lights Lugger – 6KW
In March 2006, the solar array and wiring system was reconfigured by an electrical contractor to 24 volt and upgraded for greater capacity and efficiency, adding:
Trace GSM Generator Start Module (auto start based on voltage)
Xantrex Sine Wave Plus 4 KW, 24 volt Power Panel (inverter/charger)
Xantrex DC 250 amp breaker
Inverter Bypass-60 Isolation Switch (60 amp)
TriMetric Model 2020 battery system monitor
Solar Boost 40 Photovoltaic Charge controller
This system has served the two of us very well. We are told BC Hydro grid power will be available at the top of the driveway in late 2016. Roadside clearing for pole RoW is scheduled to begin on July 11.